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Publisher Description

An astonishing and deeply involving debut from a major new international literary talent

In the wake of her sister's death, Isabelle moves from her home in California to her birthplace in Mexico to take over the running of the family tuna company. There, she discovers a wild child - a thing with no name, who turns out to be the autistic niece she never knew she had.

So she sets herself the task of turning it into a human being - a human being named Karen. To start, she tries to get her to say her first word:'Me'.

And then begins the greatest journey of all, as Karen learns how to become 'Me'. It is a voyage of discovery that will take her to the bottom of the ocean, and into the heart of the world.

'A novel of extraordinary sensitivity and tenderness revolving around a semi-savage young girl who is able to transform her surroundings through the implacable logic emanating from her inner being . . . Don't miss this novel because it will move you more than you can imagine' El Mundo(Spain)

Fiction & Literature
August 16
Simon & Schuster UK

Customer Reviews

Natww ,

Great and very interesting!

I really enjoyed this book a lot - I usually struggle to find books that hold my interest, but this did. Also, very interesting as it was written from the perspective of an autistic person, which would probably be interesting for those who both know and don't know anything about autism. Ending was a bit abrupt though!

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